PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Archive: April 8, 2008

Denver, CO – Colorado's mountain forests have been hit hard by the recent bark beetle epidemic, but with wildfire season just around the corner, Tom Fry, director of the fire program for the Wilderness Societym says big fires are natural and there's no need to try to "fire-proof" the forest. H ...Read More

Chicago, IL – Juggling monthly bills is getting tougher for Illinois families. A new report from Housing Action Illinois shows that making enough to pay the rent on an average two-bedroom apartment means making more than $16 an hour. With the state minimum wage at $7.50 an hour, many families ...Read More

Minneapolis, MN – A new "home away from home" is available for cancer patients and those close to them, with the opening by the American Cancer Society of a "Hope Lodge" in Minneapolis. Spokeswoman Jari Allen says it's located near many of the state's major medical centers, but it is meant to ...Read More

Boise, ID – Cash speaks louder than science. That's one view of a deal just announced that gives three Indian tribes almost one billion dollars to use on fish hatcheries and habitat for endangered salmon in exchange for the tribes' promising to quiet their criticism of the federal salmon recov ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon families are working harder than ever to pay their bills, and a new national report says in most Oregon counties it takes 25 percent more money to rent an apartment than it did eight years ago. Wages in the same time period have gone up less than six percent, according to ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Lawmakers are considering a plan to cap the amount of damages in lawsuits over nursing home negligence, but consumer advocates say that would be "bad medicine" for Tennessee. The bill also proposes to keep cases out of the courtroom by requiring patients to sign arbitration ag ...Read More

Charleston, WV – West Virginia faith groups are being recruited to help stop domestic violence in the state. Faith leaders are teaming up with victims' advocates as part of an effort called "DOVE," for domestic violence elimination. Presbyterian minister Kathryn Willoughby-Weed is a hospital ...Read More

Madison, WI – A proposed Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rule aims to cut mercury emissions from power plants in the state, but critics say it doesn't go far enough. The plan would require large power plants to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent by the year 2015. Jennifer Feyerh ...Read More

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